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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: CONGRATS JONATHON FULLER!!!
« on: September 13, 2014, 09:26:32 AM »
How awsome! Congrats Jonathon!

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Rallies / Lagunitas Chicago anyone
« on: September 13, 2014, 09:09:26 AM »
RSVP'd to the rally on 10/19, anyone going, put a forum name to a face?

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Equipment and Software / Re: Dip stick for measuring kettle volume
« on: September 13, 2014, 07:44:18 AM »
+1 on the wooden stick, I calibrated a large dowel with a sharpie and it works fine

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The Pub / Re: What's the Weather Like Where You Are?
« on: September 13, 2014, 07:41:50 AM »
Visiting Chicago fir Riot Fest. Not enjoying the 45 degree weather this morning! And a high of 60. September in Chicago I guess!


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Yup, this has been one wacky year of weather, at least it's sunny!

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The Pub / Re: What's the Weather Like Where You Are?
« on: September 13, 2014, 06:45:42 AM »
Feeling a bit like early winter, setting up to brew an Oktoberfest today and its a quite chilly 43 degrees in Chicago, already measuring wind chill:(

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Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: First brew day check
« on: September 12, 2014, 09:50:43 AM »
+3, do I hear a 4?

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+1!
Made one of those for about $10 and it's the greatest thing since sliced cheese

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Equipment and Software / Re: 6 gallon better bottle fermentation capacity
« on: September 10, 2014, 01:28:22 PM »
Without the cap I believe 1" tubing will fit snug in the opening as well
For a regular carboy, yes, but not for a BB. They have an extra wide (1.75 in) opening, which is much larger than a standard glass carboy.
Thanks, it's been awhile since I used a carboy:)

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Equipment and Software / Re: 6 gallon better bottle fermentation capacity
« on: September 10, 2014, 10:28:56 AM »
Without the cap I believe 1" tubing will fit snug in the opening as well

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Equipment and Software / Re: 6 gallon better bottle fermentation capacity
« on: September 09, 2014, 05:38:18 PM »
Yup:)

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Too Much Carb?
« on: September 09, 2014, 05:37:01 PM »
The slow foaming can also occur if the beer hasn't been cold long enough since it finished conditioning at the warmer temp. If it tastes fine its most likely not infected.

Sounds like they might be under filled and perhaps the extra head space is an issue with the co2 as well.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Jockey Box rental?
« on: September 09, 2014, 05:32:57 PM »
I know in Chicago some of the distributors rent them out, try them

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: first brew fermentation question
« on: September 09, 2014, 05:31:08 PM »
Welcome! Lots of good advice here and I would add that you get a copy of John Palmer's "How to Brew" it will teach you a lot and answer many questions!

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Equipment and Software / Re: 6 gallon better bottle fermentation capacity
« on: September 09, 2014, 05:23:11 PM »
At 5.25 gallons you would have adequate head space with a blow off tube but you might lose a bit of yeast as it blows out.  Even with only 5 gallons I'd still recommend a blow off tube.
 
Remember that at the bottle tapers at the top reducing available space for krausen.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: fridge wont stay cold ?
« on: September 08, 2014, 02:41:37 PM »
that's better than my first thought which is that you drilled through the chiller lines.

Sunday morning I moved the fridge outside to work on it, &, you got it right. I managed to drill the 1 1/4" holes on both the top and the side through the wiring harness for the light & temp control. The light switch was taped down after I removed the door moulding but before drilling the holes so I didn't notice there was no light. So the fridge was probably running at lowest setting. The holes were so neat through the fridge walls and insulation that I had to look really close to see the wires. Nothing like spending a few extra hours cutting inside the fridge to expose the wires enough to splice back together. WHat a fun Sunday, I was supposed to just watch football and drink beer (from my new bar). Grrrrrrrrr. Thanks for letting me vent.........
Could be worse. I attempted to "defrost" a freezer using a hammer and a screwdriver once. Nothing quite like getting blasted in the face by Freon.

HaHa! Did the same thing in college on a 26cuft freezer, man did that suck! Never did it again though........

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